Research isn't just for "research assignments" -- you can use your research skills to find contacts for your job search or to learn more about the contacts you already have.
This guide gives you sample searches that you can adapt to your own questions. These searches aren't the only possible searches that will help you find contacts: they're just meant to give you some ideas.
Remember, UW Law provides comprehensive career development support in the Career Development Resource Center. Do not hesitate to avail yourself of these resources!
These UW Libraries guides are not tailored to law, but could be useful, especially if you're thinking outside law yourself.